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  • Jul 12-18, 2007
  • Vol. 14, No. 39

News & Comment

  • Pipeline Priorities

    & & By & & & & BART HAGGIN & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & y father was an excellent welder; he could weld overhead with either electric arc or acetylene. It's one of the reasons he was able to help build an oil refinery during World War II in the
  • Opening Films

    During horror movies, people don't like to be confined. During the course of the movie Saw, a man even took a hacksaw to his own leg in order to escape a shackle. What depravity the prisoners in Captivity will have to si
  • Buzz Bin

    Are you the kind of gal who can spit a cherry pit 11 yards? If so, you just might break the Green Bluff Cherry Festival record. (Men hoping to become record-breakers have to beat Mike Stephens' mark of 43 feet, 2 inche
  • The Player

    by Marty Demarest & r & & r & Overlord & r & & r & Rated Teen; Xbox 360, PC & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & eing an evil overlord is a lot like being a parent. Both parents and evil overlords are in charge of hordes of small, noisy, destructive creatures. In
  • Summer Adventure

    STORY BY INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & N & lt;/span & o one from The Inlander actually went wakeboarding. I left that to Skylar Nobbs, who allowed us to drag him repeatedly through Silver Lake while wearing a suit, tie, and toting a briefcase. Ben
  • Now Playing

    Apart from giving my 8th grade mind an impossible standard to hold the girls at my high school to, Clueless let kids in outlying America (i.e. anything that wasn't Beverly Hills) in on the hippest things 1995 had to offer.
  • Recently Reviewed

    Historic ambience blends with very fresh fish at Milford's. Chef and owner Jerry Young imparts exciting Asian flavors to daily rotating fish dishes. Though there are plenty of seafood options for appetizers (i
  • Book Review

    by Diana Abu-Jaber & & & & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & any artists experience the sense of being the oddball in one's own family or community, the feeling of being "other." From this perspective can
  • Take Two

    & & by BEN KROMER & & & r & & r & & & & lt;i & License to Wed & lt;/i & & & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & developed a mild man-crush on John Krasinski from watching him in The Office. Now, thanks to License to Wed, I'm over it. Maybe it was his close proximity to Robin
  • DVD Review

    Jamie and Ella Ashen (Ryan Kwanten and Amber Vallata) are young and happily married. It's a dark and stor
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    It's been called America's favorite dessert. And it's a delicious way to beat our summer heat. Everybody wants ice cream this time of year, and a newly opened shop in the Spokane Val
  • Waterlogged

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & pokane County people and businesses are water hogs. It says so in a 2004 U.S. Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.) report on water usage in Washington's 39 counties. The study concludes the average person in
  • Remote Possibilites

    & & (Tuesdays, 10 pm, CBS) & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & very episode of Pirate Master begins with a propulsive orchestral flourish. Heavy on deep, insistent strings, blaring ho
  • Puppetry of the Prehistoric

    by MICK LLOYD-OWEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & on't those life-size, prowling, growling dinosaurs at Spokane Arena (July 18-22) scare the kiddies? "As much as the children want to be scared," laughs Australia's Sonny Tilders, creator of the anima
  • Angel on Fourth

    & & by LAUREN McALLISTER & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & ourth Street in Coeur d'Alene doesn't have quite the cachet of nearby Sherman Ave., with its strolling tourists, and vibrant mix of retail and restaurants. But Fourth St. is developing an in
  • Quick Hits

    by INLANDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & hese damn kids and their music nowadays, making such a racket! Used to be you could go down to your local concert hall and hear good, old-fangled rock with a driving beat and electric guitars: your Aerosmit
  • Freedom? It Depends

    & & by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & & & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he afterimage of the mass arrests on Independence Day in Spokane has inflated into a forum on free speech and free assembly rights and police brutality when it appears the entire incident comes d
  • Ozzfree

    by TAMMY MARSHALL & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he metallic mayhem of Ozzfest 2007 launches today at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle followed by a show at the Gorge on Saturday. The mosh pit may smell a little sweeter than usual this year
  • Bottom's Up

    & & by Robert Herold & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & O & lt;/span & f the many questionable personnel decisions made by Mayor Dennis Hession, none seems to have rankled as much as his decision to fire Mike Adolfae, the longtime Director of Community Development.
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 7/12 Audubon Park (496-5879), Ultraglide Big Easy, DJ Graffix Bluz At The Bend, Sammy Eubanks The Blvd., Tyson, Morgan's Door Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol
  • CD Reviews

    It's a Bit Complicated 3 Stars & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "P & lt;/span & ump Up the Volume," the opening track to Art Brut's second effort, offers the listener the first indication that the band's perspective has changed. Or at least that singer Eddie Argo
  • Soul. Live!

    by JOEL HARTSE & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & all it the Vaguely Spiritual Milquetoasts of the 1990s Tour. Call it Gen Y's First Genuine Nostalgia Tour. Just don't call it an honest-to-whichever-deity-these-bands-currently-support, vital, real roc
  • Bomb Garden

    Two weeks ago I awoke to an e-mail from Sen. Hillary Clinton. Early in the campaign, trying to ascertain all the totally hip social networking elements the various candidates had built in, I created an account w

Culture & Food

  • Such Great Heights

    The whole idea behind Project Pilot is that, gosh, anybody can learn to fly to a plane. The new recruiting arm of the nonprofit Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is trying painfully h
  • Hoo! Hot! Marmot!

    & & by KEVIN TAYLOR & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & "I & lt;/span & was really excited when I moved to Spokane and realized there were marmots here," says architect Kelly Lerner, who may be the only person in Spokane with a marmot recipe. She got it in the Gobi

Music & Film

  • Scuttled

    by JOEL HARTSE & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & s of last Friday, none of Jack Sheehy's bandmates had heard from him in more than a month. Seaweed Jack's bassist, a native of the Bay Area, had spent the year planning a move back to San Francisco. As f
  • Phoenix Rises

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & P & lt;/span & ardon my Muggle thoughts, but with the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire a year and a half ago, the film series was starting to gasp under its own weight. That film, in particular, had problem

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